Burrata Toast is perfect for snacking or breakfast! If you’re craving savory make the avocado toast version and if you’re in the mood for sweet the strawberry toast will hit the spot!
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Recipes for fancy toast have been popular for several years now and I decided it was about time I added my own versions to the mix. Depending on the time of day, I might be craving something savory or sweet.
Generally I’m all about savory in the morning, but enjoy a little something sweet to end the day. One thing that I’m all about any time of day is burrata! It’s creamy, a little salty, and the perfect topper for both versions of this Burrata Toast.
What Is Burrata?
Burrata is an Italian cow’s milk cheese. The exterior resembles fresh mozzarella, but once you tear it open you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a filling comprised of Stracciatella and cream.
Burrata has a rich buttery flavor and can be served as an appetizer, on top of pasta or salads, and in the case of today’s recipes, on top of toast.
Ingredients For Burrata Toast
Bread – Since this is fancy toast, let’s not use boring pre-sliced sandwich bread. I recommend using a crusty artisan style bread. I used sourdough, but whole wheat or some kind of seeded or multigrain would be delicious as well.
Burrata – Burrata is usually sold in one larger ball or four smaller balls. I used the smaller balls and one of them is the perfect size for the toast.
Avocado – Creamy, buttery, and it pairs beautifully with the creamy burrata. If you’re having the avocado toast for breakfast it’s a great way to get in some healthy fat and fiber.
Lemon – The lemon is used to squeeze on top of the avocado and give it a fresh punch of acidity. It will also keep the avocado from browning on you immediately.
Sea Salt – Flaky sea salt such as Maldon is great to use on top of the avocado burrata toast. The flakes are large and thin and release a superior salty flavor into each bite.
Chili Flakes – Adds a bit of heat to the avocado toast.
Strawberries – The sliced strawberries are for the sweet burrata toast. Look for the ripest, freshest strawberries you can find. Smell them. If they smell sweet and like a strawberry, there’s a good chance they’ll taste good too.
Balsamic Glaze – You can buy balsamic glaze or use the homemade version that I used when I made these Turkey Bruschetta Burgers. I often also just use a good quality aged balsamic vinegar to drizzle on top.
Basil – Strawberries, basil, and balsamic glaze are an amazing pairing. You can either tear the basil or chiffonade it.
How To Make Avocado Burrata Toast
Slice the bread about 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick and toast it until it’s golden brown. You can also toast it in the oven under the broiler or in a frying pan. Be sure to drizzle it with olive if you use either of those cooking methods.
Once the bread is toasted break open one of the balls of burrata and arrange it on top of the toast. Peel and slice the avocado and squeeze lemon juice on top of it.
Arrange however many slices of avocado that you want on top of the burrata. Finish the toast by sprinkling on flaky sea salt and a pinch of chili flakes.
How To Make Strawberry Burrata Toast
Toast the bread using the same method as listed above for the avocado burrata toast. Top the toasted bread with burrata cheese that has been split open.
Cut a couple strawberries into thin slices and arrange them on top of the burrata. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top of everything and sprinkle on the torn pieces of basil.
Burrata Toast Variations
- Instead of chili flakes, sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on top of the avocado version.
- Mash the avocado instead of slicing it and stir in the lemon juice.
- For the sweet version, use any type of berry and drizzle with honey instead of balsamic glaze. If you like salty sweet combinations, add a pinch of sea salt.
- For a sweet and savory version add both avocado and strawberries on top of the burrata. Drizzle on balsamic glaze and sprinkle on sea salt and chili flakes.
- When paired together, dairy and plants deliver a generous dose of calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and fiber. Research shows that plant and dairy foods may help reduce the risk for chronic diseases.
- Dairy foods contain high-quality proteins and are one of the most affordable and accessible sources.
- Pairing dairy foods with plants, like I have with these burrata toasts, can help pack in nutrients that kids and adults need, and often do not get enough of in their daily diets.
More Easy Breakfast and Snack Recipes
- Fig and Almond Butter Toast
- Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats
- Baked Denver Omelet
- Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
- Cinnamon Honey Peach Overnight Oats
Did you make this Burrata Toast? I’d love if you’d leave a recipe rating and review below.
- 2 slices of sourdough bread
- 4 ounces burrata, room temperature is best
- 1/4 of an avocado, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 of a lemon
- 2 strawberries, hulled and sliced
- Fresh basil, balsamic glaze, sea salt and red pepper flakes
- Toast the bread until golden brown.
- Pat the balls of burrata dry with a paper towel and then rip them open and arrange on top of the toast.
- For the avocado toast, squeeze lemon juice over the slices of avocado and then arrange them on top of the toast. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and red pepper flakes.
- For the strawberry toast, arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the burrata. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle on chopped fresh basil.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 509mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.
nice toast! burrata is a really nice choice, and so seldom used in many recipes, so much appreciated, thank you